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About

Established in 1966 as the Medical Arts Division, the school has seen many changes and celebrated significant milestones over the years. In 2019, the school was renamed to the current School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS).

Dean's Welcome

“As dedicated educators and proud Rebels, we know it is our responsibility to deliver a high-quality education while staying at the forefront of innovation. We go above and beyond traditional programs by offering a flexible curriculum that responds to the needs of a highly dynamic industry and a diverse student body that will never be one-size-fits-all. We keep this in mind so that The School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS) continues to make a positive impact and foster evolutionary changes in health care and health sciences on local and national levels.

The demand for exceptional care and for caring, knowledgeable professions is at an all-time high. The school meets that demand by graduating students who are expertly trained and prepared to not only continue the delivery of top-notch health care but also advance innovation, research, and enhanced delivery methods throughout the industry.

Faculty and staff within SIHS hail from around the globe and bring their experiences within government agencies, professional associations, research collaborations, and industry-leading organizations to their classrooms. Their work appears in a host of peer-reviewed publications, contributes to the school’s active research program, and supports UNLV’s being a nationally recognized Top Tier research institution.

We can’t wait to join you on this academic adventure. If you haven’t decided on a program yet, we welcome you to reach out to us and find out more about the School Integrated Health Sciences.”

Ronald Brown
Dean
The School Integrated Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mission Statement

Our transformative education, impactful research, and world-class clinical practice improve healthcare and human performance for individuals and communities.

Accreditation

Many of the degree programs within the School of Integrated Health Sciences are accredited by national organizations.

The master of health physics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The nuclear medicine and radiography programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, respectively.

Students pursuing the registered dietitian/nutritionist credential need to complete the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND). Students can simultaneously fulfill the bachelor of science in nutrition sciences and the DPND requirements.

The didactic program in dietetics within the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department was granted initial accreditation in 2005 by the Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics through the Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

The athletic training education program within the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department is the only athletic training curriculum program in Nevada accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE certified the athletic training program at UNLV to have completed an accreditation review and be compliant with the national established standards through 2022–2023.

The physical therapy program has been granted accreditation status by the American Physical Therapy Association through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Discovery
  • Engagement
  • Excellence
  • Inclusivity
  • Mentorship
  • Perseverance 
  • Service

How We Measure Success

  • Student and alumni satisfaction
  • Degree progress and graduation
  • Board certification rates 
  • Placement rates
  • Publications and impact measures
  • Grant activity
  • Impact of alumni on their professions
  • Program-level national rankings

Our Goals, Measures, Strategies, and Tactics

We will accomplish our mission by achieving five goals, in the areas of:

  • The People who make up our community on daily basis, namely students, staff, and faculty;
  • The Scholarship accomplished by our faculty and students;
  • The Education Programs we deliver to our students;
  • Our External Relations that connect us with our alumni and partners; and 
  • Our Internal Operations as a School that allow us to operate efficiently and effectively.